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ally cat 78
Hello ladies, i have a problem with my 1 yr old son Bryan. For the last few weeks he's been hitting his head against the walls if your holding on to him he'll swing his head back to hit the walls. If he's standing up on our bed he'll either face the wall and hit his head on wall or move his head back to the wall and continue hiting it. If you try to stop him by putting your hand behind his head he'll continue doing it and hit your hand against the wall. The strange part is he laughs when he's doing it. Can anybody help please. It's worrying me. My daughter never did it.
Thanks Alison 27:)
our little treasures
my mum actually told me my eldest brother use to do it, she took him to the docs as she was worried and the doc said lots of children do it... My dd actually slaps herself in the face which had me worried
Its just a faze probably for attention...
My son head buts the wall screaming not laughing. I was really concerned I thought there was something really wrong with him, brain tumours or autism. dr said it was normal I was really worried.
he has grown out of it though he started a bit before 12mmths and stopped around 18mths along time. We tried ignoring him, holding him and yes I even yelled at him. Not overly. we started putting him to bed when he was about 16mths door open sometimes he would stay there have a cry then come out other times he was on our heals, he jus slowly forgot to do it until he completely stopped.
Try not to worry to much I should have relaxed more. My eldest son has asperses and I really didnít think I could live though those yrs again he 16 now I think this added to my worry.
My little sister used to do it and so did my little cousin and they outgrew it. Doctor said it was a mixture of attention and frustration.
Maybe go see a doctor just for your peace of mind and to rule out anything else?
sugar n spice
My first son used to bang his head on the fridge we were so worried but the chn said it was normal as long as they don't hurt themselves. My 1yr old has started to do it a couple of times and is always throwing his head back and banging it in his car seat. he laughts and reckons it fun.
my fourth son had the same problem, starting with rocking in his cot...then to banging his head while he was doing it, I FREAKED OUT...but alas, hes six now and grown out of it LOL Its a phase they go through and even tho you can get very anxious, just leave him to it. If you think it is attention seeking, just give him more attention and see how he goes.
My son's was just because he liked it, and now and then I still see him rocking himself, even though hes six :)
Hope this helps
Oh but now he doesnt bang his head LOL, cos he says it hurts ;) :D BOYS I tell ya LOL
Harry does it when he's tired. He'll bang his head on teh floor and then lay down. That's when it's straight to bed.
One of my friends children did that, when she stopped saying "don't do that or you'll hurt yourself" he stopped LOL. I figure they won't do it hard enough to really hurt themselves.
From what I've heard it's an attention thing.
Maybe try walking away and ignoring him. He should get bored when he doesn't get a reaction and he'll soon realise that he's only hurting himself. I know it's easier said than done.
This method usually works best when the head-banging habit has just started...but just an idea.
ally cat 78
Thanks for the help ladies. He is still doing the head hitting against the wall and now trys to head but you in the head. He's hit me a couple of times on the head with toys and just loves. He's getting very naughty at the moment. Alison
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